The 7 Interludes were written for VocaalLAB Nederland, with the question to compose a set of short pieces as interludes for this specific concert setting.
I was asked to make use of the round, pillared dome chapel, and of twelve tubular bells with specified pitches, and a harmonium.
Although each of the Interludes starts from these fixed conditions, every piece in the cycle is conceived as its own distinct sound world, evoking the immediacy and presence of the chapel. Interlude #7 is based on The Days Run Away by Peter Garland.
The 7 Interludes are dedicated to Romain Bischoff, founder and director of VocaalLAB Nederland.
SSSATB soloists or chorus, tubular bells, brake drums, harmonium
Written with financial support of the Nederlands Fonds voor Podiumkunsten+
VocaalLAB Nederland, July 16, 2008, Koepelkerk Heiloo.